Things to Do in Kemer
Scaling the 12,500-foot-high (2,365-meter-high) peak of Tahtali Mountain—ancient Mount Olympus—the Olympos Cable Car (Olympos Teleferik) is the most popular attraction in Beydaglari Coastal National Park. At the summit, a panoramic observation deck affords spectacular views over the forested Taurus Mountains and the Mediterranean coast.
Reaching a height of 12,500 feet (2,365 meters), Mount Olympos (Tahtali Dagi) is the highest mountain of Beydaglari Coastal National Park. Named after the ancient Lycian city of Olympos—the ruins of which lie along the coast just to the south—the mighty peak is surrounded by a dramatic panorama of mountains, forest, and ocean.
South of Antalya, Beydaglari Coastal National Park has over 74,000 acres (30,000 hectares) of coastal cliffs, beaches, and mountains. Spectacular hiking trails, fascinating archaeological sites, and dramatic views over the Mediterranean make it a popular day trip from Antalya and Kemer.
Fringed with green forest and lined with turquoise pools, its sheer walls worn to smooth curves by the flow of water, Goynuk Canyon (Göynük Kanyonu is a popular hiking and picnic spot. But there are plenty of other adventures to be had, with an over-water zipline course and waterfalls that seem designed for canyoneering.
The ancient city of Olympos lies in ruins in a deep valley southwest of Antalya. Founded in the Hellenistic era and assimilating into the Roman empire in 78 BC, the town is famous for its cute treehouse accommodations that line the valley before ending at the Mediterranean Sea and the eternal flames of the nearby Mount Chimaera.
Less than an hour from the beaches of Antalya, Dinopark is a dinosaur-themed family attraction, where the prehistoric creatures have been brought “back to life” through a series of animatronic models. With swimming pools, play areas, and a number of different activities, the park is a fun day trip for those with younger children.
DoluSu Park is one of the largest and most varied water parks along Turkey’s Turquoise Coast—and it's located 30 miles (50 kilometers) south of Antalya. Whether you come for the private beach, aquarium, swimming pools, water slides, activities, or water sports, rest assured that the park has something to suit all ages and interests.